Friday, January 29, 2016
Dracula Harper and the Con Assault On Our Democracy
A lot of people in this country seem to believe that when we defeated Stephen Harper we sent the Con vampire to his political coffin, with a wooden stake through his heart.
But they couldn't be more wrong.
The monster may be hiding in the shadows, but he's very much alive, or undead.
And the Cons are still the Harper Party...
For what else can explain that his designated tool, Rona The Vulture Ambrose, is still attacking our democracy like Harper did.
First by threatening to use the Con Senate to block any attempt to change our electoral system without a referendum.
And now by threatening to use the same Senate stooges to stop the Liberals from repealing some foul anti-union laws.
The new Liberal government is set to reverse controversial labour laws passed by Stephen Harper's Conservatives in the last Parliament, but the Tories are already signalling they could use their majority in the Senate to block passage of the legislation.
Which couldn't be more outrageous or more fascist,
And since it was Stephen Harper's favourite bill. The one he suckled the most.
Along with his anti-union baby Pierre Poilievre...
There can be no doubt now who is still running the Harper Party.
Or as Michael Harris writes, no doubt that the Con chickens are coming home to roost.
It must be all the Kool Aid. You’d think that, by now, it should have dawned on the Conservative Party of Canada that it has more than a public relations problem in the post-Harper era. What it has is a full-fledged brand meltdown.
Every party can live down a dud — eventually. But there is so much more afflicting the CPC than Harper’s image. It’s the flock of chickens coming home to roost, the accumulating guano of Harper’s astonishing incompetence, and his disregard for the well-being of Canadians.
Since the election we have discovered that Harper stacked the National Energy Board with a slew of last minute patronage appointments.
And that he allowed CSIS to gather confidential information from his chosen instrument for punishing his enemies, the Canada Revenue Agency, without a warrant.
So that there can also be no doubt where he was planning to take this country...
It was once said of The Wizard of Oz that the straw man was stupid, the tin man was heartless, the lion was cowardly and the wizard was a liar. Not a bad description of the Conservative party.
Or what kind of a party we are dealing with now.
One that is refusing to recognize the result of the election, is treating our Parliament with contempt, and is determined to try to destroy Justin Trudeau's government by whatever means necessary.
You know I find it hard to believe that so many progressives could be fooled into thinking that the Battle for Canada is over.
And that the track to a better future is now clear...
When so many lights are flashing red.
But the Cons ARE trying to steal our country again.
And neither it nor our democracy will be safe.
Unless we fight fire with fire, until we can bring in electoral reform.
And demolish the Harper Party forever...
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